Here are more poems bursting to be listened to, chanted, laughed over, and remembered.
It would be hard to find a school-age kid who has not read or heard a Prelutsky poem and who does not want to hear another. He plays with the language and encourages listeners to revel in the game. Puns, jokes, wordplay and shape play, wit, silliness, slapstick, and joy abound. Some of the poems are about people, some are about animals. And some are about things that never were (and that one hopes never will be). Be warned: Listen to a poem once and you will love it. Listen to it several times and it will be part of you forever.
by Jack Prelutsky
by Jack D. Ferraiolo
by Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
by Linda Lael Miller
by William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
by Sarah M. Anderson
"Prelutsky sets selected poems to music in this playfully performed collection. He uses a variety of cheerful, folksy instruments, such as banjo, mandolin, and penny whistle, to augment his pleasant vocals, which bring to mind Pete Seeger's work. Prelutsky's verses are uniquely his own, though, and quite unpredictable. Listeners join him in many adventures--from chasing dragons to misbehaving while parents have the flu. "Perhaps I'll make a mudpie in my sister's stupid hat/attach my mother's earrings to the puppy and the cat." There's a harmonica-backed hiccup number and others about raising a virtual chicken and refusing to eat something disgusting. They're all bound to entertain kids and adults alike. Prelutsky's upbeat music and exuberant wordplay are sure to delight and invigorate his listeners. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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